Ered Lithui

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Ered Lithui
Type: Mountain Range
Region: The Plateau of Gorgoroth
Area: Dor Amarth
Location: [42.8S, 28.4E]


The Ered Lithui (Sindarin for Ashen Mountains) are a point of interest within Dor Amarth on the Plateau of Gorgoroth. [43.8S, 20.2E]

Though only this part of the Ered Lithui is labelled as such, this mountain range actually forms the entire northern border of Mordor, and extends to Udûn and the Wastes to the west and Agarnaith and the Mokál Rukh to the east.

Two staircases provide access to the fortified lower slopes of the mountains. [44.0S, 19.1E] [43.7S, 21.9E] These slopes are haunted by many shadowy beings, and are watched over by three towers. [43.7S, 18.5E] [43.3S, 20.8E] [43.4S, 23.2E] Shadowed Pages for Lost Lore of Gorgoroth: Dor Amarth can be found at each of these towers.


The following deeds can be advanced by visiting this location:


Woods and Mountains





The following creatures are found within this area:


Ered Lithui (Sindarin) - The Ash Mountains separate Mordor from Rhûn, this mountain range forms the northern border of Mordor.
Pronunciation: e'red lee'thui ('th' as in English 'myth', and 'ui' as in 'ruin', pronounced as a single syllable)
Meeting with the Ephel Dúath in the north-west corner of Mordor it forms one side of the pass of Cirith Gorgor leading into the enclosed plain of Udûn.
A spur forms one side of the pass of the Isenmouthe (also called Carach Angren) which encircles the valley of Udûn.
A second spur of the Ered Lithui leads to the Plateau of Gorgoroth where Orodruin (Mount Doom) and Barad-dûr are located.